North Memorial Health, Indian Health Service and GDIT put patients first with Oracle

image of hospital staff walking down corridor wearing scrubs | North Memorial Health and Oracle

North Memorial Health has chosen Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite to help patients and streamline finance, supply chain and HR processes to enhance operational efficiency, reduce costs and improve the employee and patient experience.

To deliver an enhanced and connected experience, North Memorial Health decided to replace its 14 various business systems with one cloud suite of applications. The healthcare provider chose Oracle Fusion Applications to help eliminate manual processes and improve the speed and accuracy of business operations.

North Memorial Health will utilize Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP, Oracle Fusion Cloud EPM, Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain and Manufacturing and Oracle Fusion Cloud HCM. Leveraging these solutions, the healthcare provider can take advantage of the cloud to break down organizational silos, standardize processes and manage financial, supply chain and HR data on a single integrated platform.

Brad Newton, chief information officer, North Memorial Health, said: “Our previous systems were complex and costly to maintain, created more work for employees and made it difficult to gain an accurate view of the business.

“Oracle Fusion Applications will enable us to consolidate business processes in the cloud to reduce costs, improve business insights, increase automation and enhance the employee experience. As a result, Oracle will help us look at healthcare differently by enabling our frontline and back-office staff to focus their time on what’s most important – our patients.”

IHS to modernize with Oracle and GDIT

In addition to this announcement, Oracle Health and General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) are collaborating to modernize Indian Health Service’s (IHS) electronic health record (EHR) system.

An agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, IHS provides federal health services to 2.6 million American Indians and Alaska Natives belonging to 574 federally recognized tribes across 37 states. Under a ten-year, $2.5bn contract, GDIT will replace the agency’s current system with a cloud-based enterprise EHR system from Oracle Health.

The new Oracle Health EHR system will enable IHS and tribal health facilities to improve care team coordination and enhance patient experiences. The cloud-based system provides modern tools and access to data with a single, longitudinal health record for every patient, allowing clinicians to make more informed care decisions to improve outcomes.

Kamal Narang, GDIT’s vice president and general manager for Federal Health, said: “For over 20 years GDIT has partnered with IHS to deliver mission-critical IT systems to support better patient healthcare, including developing and maintaining the agency’s current health records system.

“We look forward to this next phase of our collaboration to deliver IHS’ new EHR system to further support the health and wellbeing of millions of American Indians and Alaska Natives.”